Lisboa: (Frederic Prokosch), 1941.
First edition. Decorated marbled wrappers with white printed label. 24mo. Fine. Out of a total edition of 22 copies, this is copy is unnumbered, and marked in the author's hand as the "Author's Copy," Signed by the author, and Inscribed by him beneath his signature: "for Mami. with many kisses." A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books." Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions," which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture his butterfly books. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. Of the 22 copies OCLC locates eight copies in institutions.